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Cool Outdoor Fitness images

Check out these outdoor fitness images:

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Image by Pablo TorresCosta

Planet Fitness
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Image by JeepersMedia
Planet Fitness Location and Sign Pics by Mike Mozart.

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Image by +Mongol

Cool Kids Fitness images

Check out these kids fitness images:

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Image by gliak00

Fitness Kids
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Image by terren in Virginia
About 100 kids did the triathlon this morning. Good turnout and great to see kids focusing on being fit.

Cool Gym Classes images

Some cool gym classes images:

Day 3/365 – Gym Time
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Image by Bunches and Bits {Karina}
I got dressed to go to the Gym first thing this morning and took this pic. I waited to upload it until after I returned, as there was a very good chance I would come up with an excuse to not actually go.

I’m proud to say – I made it. I can’t believe I actually worked up a sweat in a Yoga class…I don’t remember that happening before…and boy, have I lost a lot of my flexibility. Guess it’s a good reason I went. It will improve.

gym class heroes
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Image by Matt J. Olsen

Me I Want a Hula Hoop
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Image by Vicki & Chuck Rogers
Photo by Chuck Rogers who like most everyone his age once mastered the hula hoop.

"A hula hoop is a toy hoop that is twirled around the waist, limbs, or neck. Although the exact origins of hula hoops are unknown, children and adults around the world have played with hoops, twirling, rolling and throwing them throughout history."

"In 1957 the hula (also frequently spelled "hoola") hoop was reinvented by Richard Knerr and Arthur "Spud" Melin(who died in 2002), founders of the Wham-O toy company. (The two had founded the company in a Los Angeles garage in 1948 to market the "Wham-O" slingshot, which was originally invented to shoot pieces of meat into the air, as a training device for falcons). The idea came from an Australian who had visited California who told Knerr and Melin about children twirling bamboo hoops around the waist in gym class. The new Hula Hoops were made possible by Marlex, a recently invented durable plastic."

"Knerr and Melin were unable to patent their vastly profitable "re-invention", as it had been in use for thousands of years; making the device out of a new material did not meet patent requirements of originality. They were largely able, however, to protect their invention by trademarking "Hula hoop"."

"After the hoop was released in 1958, Wham-O sold 25 million in the first four months and over 100 million in its first year. As the fad ran its course, Wham-O again struck lucky with the release of their Frisbee."

"To relaunch the Hula Hoop in the late 1960s, Wham-O staged a national competition in the US in conjunction with the National Parks & Recreation Network. The National Hula Hoop Contest (subsequently re-named the World Hula Hoop Championships) grew in scope from 500 U. S. cities in 1968 to over 2,000 cities in 1980, with two million participants. Competitors were judged on their performance of compulsory maneuvers (Knee Knocker, Stork, Hula Hop, Wrap the Mummy, Alley Oop) as well as freestyle routines set to music, establishing the roots of the contemporary freestyle Hula Hoop movement."